It is with nearly 20 years experience as a mountain dweller in Boulder County that I welcome you to the Front Range real estate market!
Born in Sacramento, California, I moved all over the western states with my family during my childhood. Needless to say, my parents gave me a love for adventure. As a young child and well into my teens, I accompanied them on every house hunt, approaching the art of finding the perfect home with the passion of a sport.
In my high school years, we ended up in Colorado – and I knew that this was where I wanted to be! When my husband and I returned from graduate school where we both earned our Masters degrees at the University of Hong Kong, we headed straight back to Colorado. We built a couple of tech companies, won recognition for one of them from CSIA’s Top 18 Most Innovative Companies, and bought our first home up in the mountains west of Boulder. Since then, we have continued in the spirit of entrepreneurialism by starting more companies, including a mountain ISP providing Internet service to our mountain community for several years. During that time, I’ve written and published several books, and most importantly, my husband and I started a family, raising our three energetic children up here in the clean mountain air. We have worked hard to improve our sustainability, also raising chickens, bees, and adding solar capacity to our home. Our goal as a family is to work to reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can!
When the floods came in 2013, I had the opportunity to work to rebuild my Jamestown community as the Assistant Flood Recovery Manager. I coordinated community communications, projects, and assisted and advocated for people working with the federal government for the property buyout opportunities that came along. Working between the title companies and sellers as they struggled to preserve their investments through disaster – and then to rebuild their lives with new homes – I was reminded of how much I loved looking for properties as a child. I knew then and there that I wanted to work with people to do just that – help match people up to the perfect place to live, and also help people preserve and realize their investments to the max.
In 2017, I moved over to work with the Town of Louisville as their sustainability coordinator, where I provided resources to the community to help people improve their energy, water, recycling and transportation options. Working now for the Town of Lyons for their flood recovery, I have gained additional experience working through federal grant fund management and capital improvement projects. I have heard people comment on how tedious and boring that must be. Nothing could be farther from the truth! I have never lost sight that I work for the community and for the improvement of all of our livelihoods.
Throughout it all, my goal has always been to help people receive the maximum resources, giving them the best possible opportunity to move forward with their lives. Now, as a Realtor® at the Jenn Porter Group, my goal is the same. Whether you are looking for easy access to work with an escape route to the mountains — or the other way around — I commit to you that I will work with you to help you and your family make informed and intelligent real estate decisions to meet your dreams and needs so that you can live better.
PO Box 1161
Niwot, CO 80544